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Jamaica In New Chapter Of Bilateral Relationship With Nambia

According to a JIS report, Namibia and Jamaica have commenced an exciting new chapter in their bilateral relationship to deepen collaboration. “We have made progress on all of the agenda items and have identified practical next steps, including exchanging information, arranging follow-up meetings… and concluding MOUs on relevant [areas such] as children and youth, sport, culture, entertainment and the creative […]

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Jamaica Marks 50 Years Of Diplomatic Relations With China

As Jamaica celebrates its 60th year of Independence in 2022, the nation is also marking 50 years of diplomatic relations with the People’s Republic of China. Minister without Portfolio in the Office of the Prime Minister with responsibility for Information, Hon. Robert Morgan, has hailed this relationship as mutually beneficial and has lauded China as a significant economic partner. “China […]

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Chinese Ambassador Hails Jamaica’s Resilience

Jamaica’s resilience in overcoming slavery and achieving Independence has been hailed by the newly installed Chinese Ambassador, His Excellency, Chen Daojiang. Speaking with JIS News, the Ambassador said: “The history of Jamaica’s fight against colonial rule and slavery is laudable and emotionally moving.” He said that the “strong leadership and arduous efforts of Jamaicans” have allowed for significant progress in the […]

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Dunn’s River Offering Special Summer Package

Persons looking for an adventurous activity to do this summer are being encouraged to take advantage of the ‘Summa Thrills’ promotion being offered by the world-famous Dunn’s River Falls and Park. The promotion, which ends September 15, includes paying one cost to climb the Falls, ‘Tek-A-Hike’ and Zip over the Falls via the Chukka Falls Flyer. In addition, persons will […]

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Montego Bay, Jamaica Tops Summer Destination Cities

KINGSTON, Jamaica; June 29, 2022: Jamaica’s second city has been ranked the top summer travel recovery city of 2022. The revelation follows a summer travel Outlook Report that was produced for the World Travel Market (WTM) by ForwardKeys (provider of travel trends and analysis). The summer travel outlook 2022 report revealed that “at the city level, summer travel recovery is being […]

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Sacaj’s ‘Nuh Wey Nice Like Yard’ Is 2022 Festival Song

Sacaj with her original entry, ‘Nuh Wey Nice Like Yard,’ was crowned the winner of the 2022 Festival Song Competition. The St. Mary native walked away with a trophy and $3 million in prize money at the grand finals of the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC)-organized competition held on July 28 at the National Indoor Sports Centre in Kingston. Minister […]

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Gov’t Targets Southern Jamaica For Development Of New City

The Government is targeting the southern section of the island for the development of a new city in Jamaica. Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, made the disclosure while addressing the 8th staging of Black River Day in St. Elizabeth on Friday (July 29). “We are looking at the southern end and it appears to be that we are heading […]

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Critical Issues Discussed At Jamaica-EU Political Dialogue

Jamaica and the European Union (EU) continue to collaborate on critical global, regional, and national issues that are also linked to achieving sustainable development. Matters, including security, human rights, EU blacklisting, environment, and climate change, were discussed during the sixth Jamaica-EU Political Dialogue, held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade. Portfolio Minister, Senator the Hon. Kamina Johnson […]

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Jamaica’s COVID Infection Rate At 23.5%

The Ministry of Health & Wellness has reported 152 new COVID-19 cases, detected from 589 tested on Friday. That constitutes an infection rate of 23.5 percent. No new death was reported. There are currently 100 COVID-19 patients in hospital. One of them is deemed to be in critical condition, and 10 are severely ill. Support The Readers Bureau Buy A […]

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Jamaica — Net Remittances Show Decline

The flow of remittances to Jamaica showed a decline in May. According to the Bank of Jamaica, remittance inflows were valued at US$271.2 million, a 6.7% reduction compared to last year. Total net remittance inflows for January to May amounted to US$1.3 billion. That was US$38 million or 3% lower when compared to the same period in 2021. The U.S. […]